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Community Almanac

There is a one-day “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive taking place until 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 27 at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 1000 S. Beeline Highway.

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Clubs and Organizations

If you are age 60 or older and are wondering what to do with your old softball glove and bat and want some fun and exercise, come join the Payson Cougars men’s senior softball team.

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Think twice before getting an Easter pet

With St. Patrick’s Day behind us and Easter just around the corner, we’re reminded that this is a time of year to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than to give your loved ones gifts.

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The Basics #6 – Do you really need a winch?

Jeepin’ in Rim Country

Today we are going to talk about winches, and whether or not you really need one.

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Gila trout finally coming home

Biologists plan to rid a three-mile stretch of Haigler Creek of non-native fish

The once-endangered, still-threatened Gila trout may soon return to Rim Country.

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Payson makes offer to 3rd town attorney candidate

Maybe the third time is the charm for the Town of Payson as it makes an offer to another town attorney.

Bringing back a native

We’re delighted to welcome back a native.

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Hikers helped out of canyon near Young

Rescuers helped a group of hikers out of a canyon south of Young Sunday after they were late making it home.

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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.

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County, Little Stinker attempt to negotiate

The county’s efforts to get the Pine property on which the Little Stinker operation is located cleaned have moved from the hearing arena to negotiation.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The spring sports schedule for all Payson High varsity teams.

Man sentenced for stealing prescription order forms

A 24-year-old former Payson football player and Hotshot firefighter will serve 18 months of probation and a weekend in jail for stealing prescription order forms and writing out a prescription to himself for pain pills. David Jesse James Carlen pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and possession of a narcotic drug, saying he makes no excuses for his actions and is sorry for all those that he hurt.

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Payson council appoints Connell to Alliance board

The Payson Town Council replaced outgoing Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner Thursday with one of their own.

Road falling apart

Over the past couple of years I have been in contact with the Arizona Department of Transportation to make the Ralls Drive / Highway 87 intersection in Strawberry safer for all who use it. Several things have already been done, and more improvements are in the works.

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Payson runner joins elite company at prestigious invitational

Payson High can boast of plenty of memorable performances in the history of its boys track program. Trevor Clawson added his name to the archives with an outstanding effort on Saturday.

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Triumphant dress rehearsal for playoff glory

Dominant pitching powers Longhorns to Gracie Haught title

In what they hope is a dress rehearsal for the ultimate celebration at Arizona State University on May 11, gleeful Payson softball players hugged, jumped into each other’s arms and reveled in a tournament championship Saturday night on their home field.

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Longhorns hard ball team facing hard times

Payson’s baseball team suffered through a tough final week of spring break with a pair of losses. The Longhorns fell 10-1 to a strong Fountain Hills team at home on Tuesday, March 17 and 6-5 at Snowflake on Wednesday.

Veterinarian supports team

On behalf of the Tonto Rim Search & Rescue’s Dog Teams, I wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Alan Hallman’s generous support.

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Speaker is her own best testament

It was a morning filled with inspiration and information. The annual Women’s Wellness Forum brought together more than 275 women at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino March 21.

Gun law attack on state sovereignty

Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe has introduced legislation to establish a state compact with other states prohibiting legislation imposing restrictions on the transfer of firearms stricter than existing federal restrictions.